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Leonard Schipferling(1924 - 2012)

Schipferling, Leonard H.

Leonard Henry Schipferling, age 88, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at his home.

Leonard was born April 20, 1924 in Menasha son of the late Edward and Theresa (Ciske) Schipferling. Len was a 1942 St. Mary Central High School graduate in Menasha. He played football, basketball and was the team captain of the football team and played in the school band as well. Len received a football scholarship to play at Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska. Len transfer to Northwestern University and then to Purdue University where he received his bachelors degree 1946 and two years later his masters degree in mechanical engineering. He served his country during WWII with the United States Marine Corp and was honorably discharged following the war. He was united in marriage to Beatrice Huebner on January 27, 1951 in Neenah. Len was formerly employed with Kimberly-Clark as an engineer for 37 years retiring in 1985. After retirement he served as a consultant with Kimberly-Clark for a number of years. Len and Betty then moved to Lakewood, Wisconsin where he officially retired. He enjoyed fishing, a good game of golf and playing cards. They also spent several winters on South Padre Island, Texas. He was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Lakewood and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4932 in Wabeno.

Leonard is survived by his four daughters, Cathy (Marvin) Koehnke, Appleton; Jane (Jack) Fleming, Menomonee Falls; Nancy (Jeff) Tellock, Marietta, GA; and Beth (Russ) Konkle, Freedom; 10 grandchildren, Erin (Ron), Brian, Becky, Ryan, Ben, Andy, Curtis, Leah, Alex and Jesse; six, great-grandchildren, Broderic, Madison, Walker, Tyler, Bryce and Aiven; two brothers, John (Carol), Lakewood; Robert (Helen), Mosinee, WI; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 2005; a sister, Mary and two brothers, Frank (Lillian) and Tom (Jeanne) Schipferling.

The mass of the Christian Burial will be held 3:00PM Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 15232 County Road F, Lakewood with Rev. Jason Blahnik officiating. Interment will be in the Parish cemetery with full Military Honors. Leonard's family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 PM and again at the church on Friday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Online condolences may be made at: www.valleyfh.com.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2012
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